On the front panel of the slip case this edition is described as 'a faithful reproduction of the 1729 edition which includes the words and music of all the airs, as well as the score for the overture.' It also has commentaries by Louis Kronenberger and Max Goberman on the literary and musical background and with the original words of all the airs that John Gay adapted for this work.
Author John Gay
Date 1961 (a faithful reproduction of the 1729 Edition)
Binding Hardback quarto in slip case. Book is bound in quarter leather. Decorations in brown & gilt on the front cover. Gilt titles & decorations on the spine.
Publisher Argonaut Books
Illustrator Two illustrations from the engravings of William Hogarth. Elaborate decorations as headings & tail pieces for the Acts of the Play.
Condition VG Book in a G slip case (One ring mark & a small abrasion on front of case)
Pages 66 (play) + 46 (music) Unpaginated.